Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second
Posted on July 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per […]

Research clarifies the physics of water repelling surfaces
Posted on July 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Researchers have gained valuable insights into the behaviour of water on strongly hydrophobic […]

Extreme lab at European X-ray laser XFEL is a go
Posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

The Helmholtz Senate has given the green light for the Association's involvement in the Helmholtz […]

Researchers find the macroscopic Brownian motion phenomena of self-powered liquid metal motors
Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

Classical Brownian motion theory was established over one hundred year ago, describing the […]